The JM Jazz World Journey 2021

  • about 1 year ago

The JM Jazz World Orchestra 2021 is the world’s premiere youth jazz big band made up on the best up-and-coming jazz virtuosos from across the globe. The 2021 band met in Groznjan, Croatia for a rehearsal session from the 13th-23rd of July followed by a tour through Croatia and Italy.

This year’s ensemble was led once more by the charismatic Luis Bonilla (USA/Costa Rica) who, despite the pandemic, conducted 19 highly talented musicians from 12 different countries!

They were:


Ewen Cousin (France)

Daniel Hirsh (USA)

Žan Cesar (Slovenia)

Daniel Amann (Austria)


Wesley Rubim (Brazil)

Matthias Bernsteiner (Austria)

Garazi Petrirena Morales (Spain)

Zvonimir Marković (Croatia)


Ivan Yordanov (Bulgaria)

Nikita Sipiagin (USA/RUS)

Tibor Pernarčić (Slovenia)

Ori Jacobson (Israel/Germany)

Anna Gollien (Austria)


Francesco Pollon (Italy)


Alessandro Case (Italy)


Konstantinos Bourvaris (Greece)


Jakob Gönitzer (Austria)


Joelle Beimers (Netherlands)

Patricia Škof (Slovenia)


  • July 19th Groznjan (Croatia) - Jazz is Back BP + Livestream
  • July 20st Zagreb (Croatia) - Zagreb Bundek Lake ZgKul Festival
  • July 21st Motovun (Croatia)
  • July 21st Rakalj Summer Festival (Croatia)
  • July 22 Udine (Italy) - More Than Jazz Festival

Special thanks to JM France and JM Germany for supporting the musicians from their countries.